We’re almost a week into free agency, and as expected, the Chicago Bears haven’t done much. And Rex Grossman has yet to find a taker to help him prove he’s still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
No surprise on either of those fronts. Actually in my opinion the Bears have done more than I expected they would to this point by signing offensive lineman Frank Omiyale. But true to form for the Bears’ organization, they say they don’t know where they’ll use Omiyale on the line or even if he will earn a starting job. Huh? They signed a player that has started just one game in his career to a deal worth $11 million plus incentives, and he may not start? Paying backups $11 million sure is the way to build a winner.
Potentially even more troubling is that several writers have stated that Omiyale’s best position is left tackle, not right tackle or guard. Could this mean 2008′s first round pick Chris Williams, definitely not a right tackle, could be worse off than the organization will let on?
Nothing can surprise me anymore with the Bears.